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Sunday, December 07, 2008

#531 More from the Portland trip

Shannon has three of the most delightful pets you can imagine. Chloe and Simon are the felines and Josie is the beautiful black Lab. Here are some photos of the menagerie:
As you can see, Josie seems to think that a stereo speaker makes a great pillow. However, the cats are quite content to use the bed they allow the staff to share at night. Simon is the big, and I do mean big, orange cat. He will sleep wherever he can. He is a great help with crossword puzzles too.
The day after Thanksgiving we kept the family tradition of decorating for Christmas. We were amazed to see that Shannon is still using the artificial tree we once used. It is just right for her home.

As you can see, Simon has to be right in the middle of things. The box holding the disassembled tree was sitting on some pillows just to the right of the table where the tree ended up. Before we could even get the tree out of the box, Simon jumped up to do some snooping. The box fell over and we all had a great laugh. The tree topper is a variation of a "disco" ball. There is a light inside and a mechanism that turns around when the heat from the light rises. It gives a nice effect.

Upon our return home, we decorated our home. Photos will follow when I take them. In the meantime. Enjoy the season and....

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The Real Mother Hen said...

I'm still procrastinating - on getting the tree out.

But I did finish writing all the Christmas cards today. Phew...

December is such a busy month.

shannon said...

i will send you and mom a picture of the wreath we picked up at the tree sale alia was part of. we had a great time with jill and mark, helping them pick their tree.

i am glad that we got to decorate while you were here. i knew mom would enjoy it!